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Security and Privacy in Big Data: Problem or Manageable Concern?Michael Suby, VP of Stratecast; Mike Jude, Research Manager; and Sandy Borthick, Industry AnalystData breaches of all sorts, affecting credit card providers, retailers and health care providers, suggest that such breaches will continue and grow as a major risk to all organizations and their IT, security, and compliance departments. At the same time, Big Data solutions are gradually becoming more prevalent, connecting many new sources of data and thus potentially increasing both the vulnerability and the magnitude of a data breach. It is no wonder that Stratecast survey data suggest that one of IT managers’ primary concerns with Big Data is security, yet the advantages of Big Data in enabling revenue creation make it very attractive to the business. This panel discussion will explore the security issues around Big Data.
In particular, the panel will discuss:
•Whether Big Data necessarily increases the risk of a security breach
•How to assess the risks associated with different types of Big Data solutions
•How to avoid data breaches in a Big Data environmentRead more >
Join us to hear Africa Director Hendrik Malan and guest speaker Grant Theis, CEO of ttrumpet, as they discuss the emergence of Over-the-Top (OTT) providers and the potential opportunities for growth in the enterprise market.
Enterprises still don’t trust the cloud for their sensitive workloads. Are their concerns reasonable? Are they inevitable? In this briefing, Frost & Sullivan examines perceptions and realities associated with cloud security and recommends ways to mitigate risk.
Why You Should Attend:
• Understand the “risk premium” ascribed to the cloud versus the private data center.
• Learn why the cloud requires new processes for governance and compliance.
• Hear why traditional security approaches, such as asset protection, are not relevant to a cloud environment.
• Understand how to build a holistic approach to cloud security.
The unified communications industry in the APAC region will undergo several changes in 2015, which include growth in UCaaS, mid-market uptake, BYOD, and channel ecosystem. Apart from few hindrances, most market factors suggest growth in the UC market. In addition, the Mega Trends (Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, and Mobility) will induce prosperity in this market. Join us in this webinar to get a Frost & Sullivan’s perspective on the future of APAC unified communications industry, and initiate a dialogue with our analysts.
More than 90,000 attendees from 200 countries attended the renowned global telecommunications event of the year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, which took place March 2-5, 2015 in the Fira Gran Via venue. Over 2,000 companies participated in the conference and demonstrated their latest products and innovations in various product lines.
MWC 2015 Key Themes:
•SDN (Software Defined Networking) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) gaining traction
•Small cells playing a larger role
•5G hype cycle begins, ahead of standardization in 2016-17 and commercialization by 2020; Europe making a push to recapture technological mindshare with 5G, after being eclipsed by the US, Japan and Korea for 4G
•LTE unlicensed (LTE-u), with operators showing interest in using unlicensed spectrum and vendors poised to get incremental small cell deals
•“Virtual everything” – AT&T targeting 5% of its telco network functions virtualized by CY15; vendors showcased solutions including even Radio Access Network (RAN) virtualization
•Emerging technologies: signaling orchestration (much more than just diameter routing, the interworking with legacy and other emerging protocols will play a huge role) and Self Organizing Networks (SONs)
•Endpoint launches galore: MWC would not be complete without the introduction of various products ranging from smartphones to the emerging wearables segment
Most IT providers have offers related to big data, cloud, mobility and security, and companies are looking at IT as the way to reduce costs and be competitive during an economic crisis. Investments in IT trends such as cloud computing and big data will rise thanks to a new player in the game: the business departments. This analyst briefing will show why companies are investing in IT, and what will change in 2015.
Why you should attend:
- Discover how many companies will adopt big data, cloud, mobility and security in 2015
- Understand the current scenario of these trends in Latin America
- Learn what will be different in 2015 regarding each trend
Consolidation is increasing in Latin America as revenue growth rates decrease, and there is an increasing demand for network investment to deal with the data traffic generated by smart devices.
This briefing will underline Frost & Sullivan’s key predictions for 2015, focusing on the implications of competitive dynamics as companies catch the wave of new fixed and mobile services and applications opportunities to substitute voice services revenue.
Collaboration technologies are nowadays a strategic business asset, not simply a desktop tool for messaging and document sharing. The ability to harness the collective knowledge and expertise that lies within a company workforce is a powerful competitive advantage and source of innovation for Latin American businesses.
Hence the management and implementation of collaboration technologies becomes primordial as the incoming generation expects a more flexible environment that provides choices in how, when, and where they work, as well as the device they use and the way they interact with others.
Why you should attend:
- Learn about key trends shaping the collaboration industry in Latin America
- Understand how various communications and collaboration tools address specific business needs
- Receive a glimpse into “the office of the future” and the future of industry convergence
• Learn about Mega Trends shaping the ICT industry
• Find out how customer IT challenges and business objectives translate into investment priorities
• Understand how various communications and collaboration tools address specific business needs
• Learn about the latest developments in communications technology
• Receive a glimpse into “the office of the future” and the future of industry convergence
• Make decisions about technology investment priorities in 2015 and beyond
The Mexican Total Telecommunications Services Markets earned revenues of $30.8 billion in 2013 and estimates this to reach $37.,2 billion in 2019., This is mainly driven by the positive economic outlook;, intensifying competition;, investments by competitors to offer triple-, quadruple-, and quintuple-play bundles;, and investments to implement and expand thi3rd- generation (3G), long-term evolution (LTE), GigaEthernet, fiber to the home (FTTH), and other networks.
By attending this Analyst Briefing you will learn:
-What segments offer the best growth opportunities?
The Colombian telecommunications services market earned revenues of $11.4 billion in 2013 and is estimated to reach $14,9 billion in 2019, mainly driven by the positive economic outlook, intensifying competition and investments to offer triple, quadruple, and quintuple-play bundles. Additionally, the market will be fuelled by expenditures to implement and expand 3rd generation (3G), long-term evolution (LTE), GigaEthernet, fiber to the home (FTTH), and other networks.
The presentation will help attendees:
- Improve the understanding of the Telecom competitive landscape in Colombia
- Learn what Colombian telecom segments offer the best growth opportunities and what are the drivers impelling the market
- Discover what segments are already mature and where the competitive pressure is larger
- Follow market recommendations and forecast until 2019